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Maurice Tabard (French, 1897-1984)

At an early age, Maurice Tabard studied fabric design at his father's silk manufacturing plant in France. The family relocated to the United States for his father's work and Tabard studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography. He returned to France in the late 1920s and continued his experimentation with double exposures and solarization techniques, producing surrealist portraits, and still lifes. Tabard worked in the fashion, advertising and portrait photography industries from 1928-1938. Most of his work, including his entire negative archive, was lost during WWII. Tabard retired in 1965 and moved to Nice in 1980.
- Anita Ogard

Selected Bibliography
Evans, Martin Marix. Contemporary Photographers. Detroit: St. James Press, 1995.

Tabard, Maurice. Place Laganne Toulouse Octobre 1988. Toulouse: Galerie municipal du Chateau d'eau, 1988.

Weisberger, Edward. Surrealism, Two Private Eyes: The Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filpacci Collections. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1999.


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